- seventy-two hours: the show
Seventy-Two Hours - photographs by Noah Jashinski
Wednesday, May 20 - Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ Art Share LA
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22nd @ 8PM
"If you want to make a documentary you should automatically go to the fiction, and if you want to nourish your fiction you have to come back to reality." -- Jean-Luc Godard
Inspired aesthetically and philosophically by the words of Jean-Luc Godard, “Seventy-Two Hours” is a study of intimacy, trust, and vulnerability, examining both the authentic and the staged as captured over a three-day period with two distinct subjects. Noah Jashinski explores the effect of time on the erosion of personal boundaries and muddles the line between life and art. The series delivers an elevated depiction of the ordinary in which everything is hyperreal, yet somehow just within reach.
Jashinski's work insists we do not overlook the everyday beauty that surrounds us, and for him, this beauty lies in life's imperfections. Unimpeded by the restrictions of a studio, each series intimately reveals the symbiotic bond between the photographer and his subjects, an interactivity that results in each subject redirecting the art itself.
In line with the rest of his portfolio, these series were shot entirely on black-and-white film, free of retouching, manipulation, or digital postproduction; all work was done in camera or in the dark room.